2003-11-21 / Community

Paul Anka, November 21 & 22

Paul Anka, November 21 & 22

Paul Anka, November 21 & 22

Music man Paul Anka will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Throughout his career, Paul Anka’s songs have been performed well over 150 million times (BMI statistics). Some of his well-known singles are "Diana," "Lonely Boy," "You’re Having My Baby," "Put Your Head on my Shoulder," "Puppy Love," "One-Man Woman," and "Hold Me ‘Til The Morning Comes." With well over 900 songs to his credit, his songs have been performed by such greats as Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Tom Jones, Buddy Holly, Linda Ronstadt, The Sex Pistols, Nina Simone, Gypsy Kings, and Robbie Williams – to name a few. Some of the movies he’s appeared in are "3000 Miles To Graceland," "Mad Dog Time," and "Captain Ron." "Paul Anka: The Music Man" aired on A & E Biography worldwide in May 2002 featuring past and present career highlights, interviews with various personalities that have interacted with Mr. Anka throughout his longstanding career, and an insider’s view of Mr. Anka on the road during his 2000 world tour.

With over 124 albums to his credit, Mr. Anka has been named the 21st most successful artist in Billboard history, putting him alongside music greats Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He holds three number one songs, twenty-two Top 20 hits and over 33 Top 40 hits. His album "Amigos" is one of the select few on the Billboard’s Top 50 charts for five consecutive decades. Anka’s contributions to the entertainment industry have earned him numerous awards and special recognition. In addition to performing at the White House and for numerous heads of state, he has been honored by the French government, who awarded him the title Chevalier In The Order of Arts and Letters. He has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame and most recently, was elected into The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame by the National Academy of Music.

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